To quiesce or not to quiesce
Dalam memetik-memetik konfigurasi server, aku terjumpe perkataan “quiesce”. Cane nak pronounce aku pon tatau, kene dapat bantuan copywriter terheybart. Yang pasti aku masukkan utk rujukan masa akan datang.
Quiesce is used to describe pausing or altering the state of running processes on a computer particularly those that might modify information stored on disk during a backup in order to guarantee a consistent and usable backup.
Various database and application vendors implement schemes to provide support for this feature including:
- Symantec’s Livestate – now includes a quiesce process, as does VMware’s VI3 snapshot and VCB features. Symantec supports Exchange and SQL.
- VMware support – IO system
- IBM DB2 supports a Quiesce command that is used to indicate a state for which all users have been locked out of a database or an instance (of databases) so that administrative tasks can be performed. See DB2 Quiesce Command
- ORACLE also supports a Quiesce command since version 9i which allows existing users to continue to use resources but disallows new resources being made available. See Oracle High Availability Features
- SYBASE ASE 12.0 and above support a QUIESCE DATABASE command that prevents any process from running commands that write to the transaction log. The primary purpose is to stop all update activity so the database files can be copied or backed up using OS level utilities. While the database is quiesced, it is still available to users for read-only queries. See 
- Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 support a QUIESCE option within the Central Administration operations window. This allows an administrator to stop the server farm from accepting new user connections and gradually brings any long-running applications offline without causing data loss. Microsoft’s Dez also uses this terminology.